Halston is everything the 70s was. After achieving great fame in 1961 for creating the infamous “Pill Box” hat worn by Jackie Kennedy for her husband’s inauguration, Roy Halston Frowick’s iconic 1970s women’s ready-to-wear designs made him a household name putting US fashion on the global map.
Being America’s first internationally renowned designer, Halston’s famous label was worn by a host of style icons including Elizabeth Taylor, Bianca Jagger, Liza Minnellie and the original Halstonettes’ Pat Cleveland and Anjelica Huston (often appearing arm in arm with the man himself) all fans of his glittering gowns, draped jersey dresses, ultra suede wrap coats and breezy kaftans.
Halston became part of the seventies phenomenon surrounded himself with New Yorks’ most influential and fashionable names as his designs came to represent the famed night spot, Studio 54.
Halston may have passed on in 1990, however the designer’s brand of seventies glam lives on influencing many designers today including the likes of Marc Jacobs who’s SS 11 collection showcased clingy jersey shirt dresses and slim jumpsuits.